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New Students

Check out all the information you need to help you to settle in on campus.

Starting at Lincoln

There are just a few minor tasks you need to complete before becoming a fully-fledged LU student.

Set yourself up with your Lincoln username, password, email and online learning tools before the start of lectures. Here’s the process to follow (disregard any steps that you have already completed):
1. Complete your enrolment
You must be fully enrolled to access to your user ID, email and other tech tools. Complete your checklist on LUCAS and click Submit.
2. Change your password
Once your enrolment is complete, head to Self Service to change your campus password and set up secret questions (you can use these if you need to reset your password - no IT Help required).
3. Access your Lincoln Uni student email
To access your student email, follow the instructions here. Your lecturers and course coordinators will contact you at this address, so you'll need to keep an eye on it.
4. Familiarise yourself with our online learning tools
Login to our online learning system, LEARN, to access course information and materials. Have a play with the online learning tools to get comfortable with them before you start lectures.
5. Receive a free copy of Office 365
Download Office 365 here. You’ll get cloud services, including 1TB of storage, and access to Microsoft Office web apps like Word, Powerpoint and Excel. You can also download your copy of Office 365 to your personal device.

6. Get your student ID card
After completing your enrolment, you should receive a separate email with instructions on how to access your student ID card, which is like your master key. It functions as your library membership card and you can also use it to print documents on campus, gain access to relevant buildings, and much more. Keep it with you at all times. Click here for more information about how to receive your ID card.
7. Log in to the My Day Lincoln student portal
Find all the information you need in one place on our My Day student portal. Log in with your Lincoln email address and password.
If you have questions about free wireless access, printing documents on campus or anything else tech-related, check out IT Help.

Mid-Year Orientation

Join us for Mid-Year Orientation, where we'll introduce you to the Lincoln experience.
If you are a new international student, please note that you must attend both student workshops (on 12-13 July, 1.30pm-3pm).

Enrolment is available online during the weekend and in person from Mon-Fri on the ground floor of the George Forbes Memorial Building. Accommodation check-in is available at any time throughout the week from Monday 9 July 2018.
Thursday 12 July * 9am-11am: Study Abroad course advice session. Landscape Building, D1 
* 9.30am-12pm: New Start (for mature students)
* 1.30pm-3pm: International Student Workshop 1 (compulsory for new international students). Commerce Building, C1
Friday 13 July * 9.30am-1pm: New Student Welcome - this is your chance to be officially welcomed onto the campus and learn more about our services and facilities. A light lunch will be provided. Stewart Building, S1
* 1.30pm-3pm: International Student Workshop 2 (compulsory for new international students). Commerce Building, C1
Enrolment is available online during the weekend and in person from Mon-Fri on the ground floor of the George Forbes Memorial Building. The Lincoln University Students' Association (LUSA) Winterfest will also take place this week.
Monday 16 July * Semester 2 lectures begin
* Ivey's Birthday Celebrations (organised by LUSA)
Tuesday 17 July * Clubs & Market Day (organised by LUSA)
Wednesday 18 July * Open Mic Night (organised by LUSA)
Thursday 19 July * Winter Ball (organised by LUSA)
Friday 20 July * Open Day 2018

If you have any questions about Orientation, please don't hesitate to phone +64 3 423 0000, freephone 0800 10 60 10 (New Zealand only), or email 

New Student Welcome

Don't miss our mid-year welcome for new students on Friday 13 July. Here's a line-up of activities.
9.30am Assemble in front of Ivey Hall, to be ushered to the Stewart Building.
9.40am Receive a wristband in a colour corresponding to your faculty.
9.45am Receive a welcome from Director Kaiarāhi Māori, Dione Payne, who will also introduce a waiata.
10.00am Hear from each of the three faculty Deans about their subject areas.
10.30am Get into groups for a scavenger hunt, which will help you to pinpoint the locations of various facilities on campus.
12.00pm Return to Stewart Foyer for a light lunch.

International Students

Welcome to New Zealand and to the Lincoln University whānau (family).
Compulsory Workshops
As an international student, you must attend our two compulsory workshops on Thursday, 12 July and Friday, 13 July.
Each workshop is scheduled for 1.30-3pm in the Commerce Building, C1.
The workshops will provide you with crucial information about New Zealand and studying in this country, the services available on campus (including study assistance, IT services, student clubs, and the Recreation Centre), and other support we can offer you if you need it.
You'll also find out why the Code of Practice is such an important document for you to be aware of.
Please don't miss these workshops.
More Information
Read the International Student Guide, as it provides a lot of useful information about New Zealand and Lincoln University. 
If you have other questions and need guidance about studying in New Zealand, contact the International Student Advisor, Denise Pelvin. If she cannot answer your questions, she’ll direct you to someone else who can.

Click here for information about our other support services.

Campus Map, Transport and Parking

Public transport
You can use the 80 or 820 Metro bus services to travel between Lincoln, Rolleston and Christchurch. The buses enter through Gate 1 from Ellesmere Junction Road and stop outside the Forbes building. We recommend that you buy a Metro Card from The Lincoln University Bookshop, as it's the most convenient way to pay for bus services.
Parking on campus
Student parking is free at but you'll need a parking permit and should only park in student designated spaces. Find a registration form and more information here.
Campus Map
Find your way about campus using the digital campus map on My Day Lincoln student portal (login with your Lincoln email and password). If you don’t have My Day access yet, find the map here.


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